USPTO stats 2008

patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark Posts: 104subscriber
edited November 2008 in Protecting Your Ideas
The USPTO released its annual report for fiscal year 2008.  Below is a comparison of a few key statistics with 2007 stats:

 






 



 2007


 2008


change




Average months to first action (patent)


 25.3


 25.6


 +.3




Average months total pendency (patent)


 31.9


 32.2


 +.3




Percent of applications filed electronically (patent)


 49.3%


 72.1%


 +22.8%




Average months to first action (trademark)


 2.9


 3.0


 +.1




Average months total pendency (trademark)


 15.1


 13.9


 -1.2




Percent of applications filed electronically (trademark)


 95.4%


 96.9%


 +1.5%





 

Yes, this really does mean you can wait 2-3 years to get a patent application approved.

 

Comments

Sign In or Register to comment.